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Investor Appetite Grows for Food Delivery Startups

Investors are salivating over food delivery startups, at least judging from a series of funding announcements in recent weeks.<p>Munchery, a startup …

Photographer’s Girlfriend Continues to Lead Him Around the World

<b>Praktik Hotel – Madrid, Spain</b><p>Russian photographer Murad Osmann continues to be led around the world by his girlfriend Nataly Zakharova in his ongoing <i>Follow Me</i> project. With her back facing the camera, Zakharova eagerly holds the hand of her photographer boyfriend, guiding him through various …

East London

Surreal Images of Faceless Men Stuck Between Two Worlds

Photographer Christopher Ryan McKenney plays with the visibility of men in nature, masking their faces in draped cloth or removing their heads entirely. Each surreal image depicts an incomplete man who appears to be in the process of either materializing or disappearing into thin air. Mystery …

Photography

CO2 levels hit record high

The amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has risen to a record high – again.<p>For the past nine years the UN World Metereological Organisation has produced an annual greenhouse gas bulletin, with each year notching up a record high for average annual levels, and figures published on Wednesday …

FlyKly Smart Wheel

Cyclists have always been keen on the latest technological advancements for their trusty pedal-powered steeds. From adopting carbon fiber early on, to more recent integrations of electronic shifting, cycle-tech continues to advance. Some recent high-end electric bikes are nothing short of feats of …

Gamers committing war crimes should suffer 'virtual consequences,' says Red Cross

The International Committee of the Red Cross has confirmed that it won't prosecute gamers for participating in pretend war crimes, but that doesn't mean it wants to leave the topic alone. The Committee has released a statement in which it outlines its desire to collaborate with video game …

Ultimate Nachos with Beer-Braised Carnitas

Home > Recipes by Category > Appetizers & Snacks > Meat & Poultry Appetizers > Ultimate Nachos with Beer-Braised Carnitas<p>September 17, 2013 // 40</i> …

More Hidden Street Art on Railings by Zebrating

Mannheim, Germany-based street art duo known as Zebrating have been leaving their mark across the globe, particularly on railings in public spaces. Their elusive graffiti work offers an entertaining surprise for viewers from specific angles. Their art relies heavily on perspective as each piece of …

Streetwear

Google has a 'near perfect' universal translator -- for Portuguese, at least

Google continues its efforts to bring us the world of "Star Trek" and life on the U.S.S. Enterprise four centuries ahead of schedule -- minus the <i>really</i> hard stuff like the warp drive. The company's latest effort along these lines, according to Android product guru Hugo Barra, is a real-time …

Local News Broadcast Airs Truly Unfortunate Report On Asiana Crash

No comment.<p>KTVU News read these names live on television today stating that the National Transportation Safety Board had confirmed that these were the pilots' of Asiana 214.<p>Friday afternoon, Tom Raponi, KTVU/KICU Vice President & General Manager, issued this statement apologizing for the broadcast …

NTSB Intern 'Erroneously' Confirmed Racist Asiana Pilot Names To KTVU Station

The Bay Area TV station read the racist crew names on air: Captain Sum Ting Wong, Wi Tu Lo, Ho Lee Fuk, and Bang Ding Ow.<p>Here's the full statement:<p>The National Transportation Safety Board apologizes for inaccurate and offensive names that were mistakenly confirmed as those of the pilots of Asiana …

San Francisco

LightZone Photo Editing Software is Now Open Source and Completely Free

Photographers still irked about about Adobe’s decision to make Photoshop rental-only have a new alternative with the re-release of the pioneering …

10 Of The Most Popular iOS Apps Are Free This Week

For the App Store’s fifth anniversary, Apple is offering 10 top-tier apps as free downloads for a limited time.<p>Ten top-tier iOS apps, which normally retail for up to $19.99 in the case of the DJing app Traktor DJ, are free to download this week as part of a mini-fire sale to celebrate the fifth …

Video gamers really do see more: Gamers capture more information faster for visual decision-making

Hours spent at the video gaming console not only train a player's hands to work the buttons on the controller, they probably also train the brain to …

New research shows gamers make better citizens

New research claims that, far from being mind-numbing escapist entertainment, video games help prepare young people for productive, socially balanced lives.<p>Dr. Kathy Sanford at University of Victoria in British Columbia spent the last five years studying kids ages 13-17 and their relationship with …

Saudi prince launches libel action against Forbes magazine over Rich List

Saudi Arabia's Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, one of the world's wealthiest businessmen who owns assets including London's Savoy hotel, has launched a …

Uh, This Dude Re-Invented the Wheel. And It's Kind of Square.

David M. Patrick has accidentally re-invented the wheel. The California-based inventor was toying around with six short, curved lengths of cable that …

Faux Package Design: Have a Coke and Two Smiles

While ad agency Ogilvy Mather addressed Diet Coke marketing with an ultra-thin (concept) vending machine, they're addressing the package design …

The Cheap iPhone Is Reportedly Coming In Five Colors, We Really Hope It Looks Like This

It's supposedly going to have a plastic casing and look similar to the iPhone 5, but with more rounded corners.<p>We don't know what it's going to look like, but really want Apple to make it look like these gorgeous concept designs from Nickolay Lamm and Matteo Gianni.<p>They created a look that recalls …

iPhone 5

Your Guide To Agency Name Pronunciations And Origins

Have you ever looked at some of the alphabet-soup names of creative agencies and wondered whether one was meant to be read as an acronym or a string of letters? Well, if so, this short video is not the best way to figure it out.<p>“The Agency Pronunciation Guide” is a one-joke video, sure, but it’s a …

Why is Dubai Assembling a Supercar Police Fleet?

When an Italian police force was given two Lamborghini Gallardos in the mid-2000s, there was at least some pretext: The <i>Polizia Stradale</i> were to …

Japan Blocks Huge US Wheat Import After Genetically Modified Crop Discovery

Tokyo's move came as the European Union told its member states to test imports from the area, saying any genetically modified wheat would not be sold to consumers.<p>Japan's farm ministry on Thursday cancelled a bid for 25,000 tonnes of Western White, a soft white wheat produced in the Pacific …

Google: Motorola's tattoos could replace passwords

Motorola’s forthcoming phones could use electronic tattoos or pills to identify users, it has been announced.<p>The technology, which aims to remove the need to enter passwords and replace them simply with a phone being close to a user’s body, was one of the suggestions Dennis Woodside, Motorola’s …

Motorola

Philippines takes China's crown as region's fastest growing economy

A surprise surge in the Philippines economy in the first quarter has put its pace of expansion ahead of neighbouring giant China.<p>The south-east Asian archipelago hailed a "new growth trajectory" as its GDP expanded 2.2pc in the first three months of the year, to grow 7.8pc year-on-year, outpacing …

Economics

Love Hurts: A Kit to Survive any Heartbreak by Melanie Chernock

We’ve all had our fair share of heartbreaks throughout our lives and there’s nothing better than those tried-and-true items we take comfort in during …

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Nuketown 2025 map recreated as a paintball arena

A paintball arena based on <i>Call of Duty: Black Ops 2</i>'s multiplayer map Nuketown 2025 has been created at a paintball park called Paintball Explosion in East Dundee, Illinois.<p>The paintball arena includes the map's iconic placements such as the yellow school bus, mannequins, bright weatherboard house …

This is Why Your Pictures Suck

Dear Charlie,<p>You’ve asked me in evaluating your work to be brutally honest. Admittedly, it’s something that other photographers have asked for, but …

The Xbox Reveal: Polygon + The Verge live shows before and after the event

Today will be a very big day.<p>After months of speculation and rumors, Microsoft will finally pull the tarp off its next-generation Xbox. If you're wondering where to be on that day, wonder no more. Polygon and The Verge will be teaming up with live video shows before and after the Microsoft press …